Waterford Walls was founded in 2015 by a small team looking to bring some much needed colour back to our city. 25 derelict buildings in Waterford were transformed with beautiful and provocative murals by renowned local and international artists.

A bigger and better Waterford Walls is now well underway for 2016, with our little sister T-Walls spreading the magic to Tramore. This coming August 25-28, in addition to 40 new murals, there will workshops, live demos and music trails around the city. Our team are also engaging 3,000 local primary school children in creating public art installations.

We can’t guarantee the sun this summer, but we can promise that Waterford Walls will make our city shine. Art is for everyone, so spread the word and get ready to be inspired!

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Piece entitled ‘Ar Scáth a chéile a mhaireann ne daoine’. This inspirational piece aims to raise awareness and generate discussion around mental health in the south east region. The mural adorns the façade of the old Jury’s hotel building which has been derelict for many years and marks the final project mural of the Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival 2016. Although it is made from paper, this piece is designed to be permanent and will remain until the building is sold or demolished.

If you are affected by this mural and want to talk, please see the contact Pieta House here, or visit the A Lust for Life website on

With lots of love, the Waterford Walls Team


We love the artwork so much that Caoilfhionn Hanton painted on our wall. We still have our regular customers talking about how brilliant it is as well as visitors who come in to talk to us about it. We don’t want it ever to be painted over. We think Waterford Walls in one of the best projects to come to Waterford in recent years.

Evelyn Roche
Evelyn RocheWaterford Business Owner who had a wall painted in 2015

Other than new jobs announced I can safely say this is the best thing to happen Waterford in Years. Some of the work is incredible. Can’t speak highly enough about it and how they’ve transformed some old buildings into vibrant works of art.

Keith Brazil
Keith Brazil

Really inspiring stuff; adding a vibrancy to the city culture and well done everyone in both the council and community for making this happen. All it needs is coffee shops and pop-up of local designers and it’s a hub of brilliance. Well done all!

Rob Cass
Rob Cass

The waterford community are really lovely, welcoming people, and the walls project was exceptionally well organised, I’m looking forward to being back there again this year…one love

Louis Masai
Louis Masai Waterford Walls Artist

Absolutely fantastic to see so many people following the trail of art in the city. Had a great weekend seeing the artists at work and will be proud to show it off to my friends and family visiting the city.

Trina Tsai
Trina Tsai

What’s is going on here in Waterford with these guys is truly wonderful and should be embraced and encouraged by everyone here in the community of Waterford.

Brent Pope
Brent PopeWaterford Walls ambassador 2016

I loved working with Waterford Walls last year,I love working big so it  was brilliant to be part of this exciting festival. Passers by were so encouraging & I meet some fantastic people. The standard of all the street artists was so high & I was so inspired by their work. I can’t wait for this years festival and the opportunity to paint another wall.

Lisa Murhpy
Lisa MurhpyWaterford Walls Artist

I think its fantastic people being able to display their talents through the form of art and give all those dull walls a new vibrant look for people to enjoy.

Anne Larkin
Anne Larkin

Great hope in this. Well done to ye for the great work!

Ian Hannigan
Ian Hannigan

Fantastic Project, bringing colour and life back to the city, an event everyone should get out and support.

Emma Giles
Emma Giles

Amazing things being done! Lovely to see something different

Louise Hanlon
Louise Hanlon

The arts coming to the fore.Well done to all.

David Holden
David Holden

Waterford Walls has been inspirational and to be honest one of the best things to come to Waterford. To have these artists visit our town and gift us with these beautiful pieces of artwork is just breathtaking. I’m so proud of my city once again.

SarahBusiness Owner

2015 Media Coverage

Waterford Walls is a unique and exciting people driven project. Find out what the media had to say about us by following the link below.

Waterford city to be transformed into open air art gallery this weekend

Posted by RTÉ News on Friday, 21 August 2015

Want to get involved?

We have lots of exciting positions for volunteers who want to immerse themselves in Waterford’s thriving street art scene. We want to hear from people interested in photography, videography, graphic design, admin, stewarding and guiding tours. Anyone who would like to volunteer to help out, please contact us. We can’t wait to chat to you.


An ideal way for local businesses to get involved with Waterford Walls is through our Sponsor a Mural programme. This stage of our fundraising is ongoing, so check out the sponsor packages here and get in touch with our team.

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